In October 2022, the City of Mill Valley and the Southern Marin Fire District unanimously backed a joint resolution supporting consolidated fire services. The move continued a process that dates back to the agencies’ shared services agreement that sought to leverage existing staff from both agencies to create a new, single management team for both agencies. The move put the Mill Valley fire stations at 1 Hamilton Drive and 26 Corte Madera Ave. among those already affiliated with SMFD fire stations in Sausalito and Tam Valley under one structure, authorizing city and district leaders to submit an application to the Marin Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo).

Now the district is seeking qualified candidates for an open position on the district’s board of directors. From the district: “Board Members, individually and collectively, act as representatives of the citizens of the Fire District in maintaining and promoting fire and life-safety needs of the District. The primary responsibility of the Board of Directors is the formulation and evaluation of policy. The Board of Directors set the official policy of the District. District policies are to be mindful of the legal and constitutional rights of citizens and are set with care, in full accordance with the law. The Board of Directors has the ultimate responsibility to ensure the lawful and efficient  operations of the District. The daily business and routine matters concerning the operational  aspects of the District are delegated to the Fire Chief and District management staff. The Board  is also the supervisory body for the Fire Chief.”

Per diem of $100 per meeting up to a maximum of $400 a calendar month. 

The Southern Marin Fire Protection District is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors.  Board Directors are elected by the residents, serve four-year terms and Board members must be  18 years of age and live within the Fire District boundaries. The SMFD Board of Directors meets  on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Headquarters located at 28 Liberty Ship Way,  Suite 2800, Sausalito, CA 94965.  

For more detailed information, read the Board Manual on the Southern Marin Fire Protection District website.


Meeting Agenda

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